Hot-Buttered Rum Apple Drink

A welcome change from mulled wine, this can be easily scaled up for a gathering. It can be made without the butter if you like, but it adds a comforting creaminess.

Makes 2 cups

100ml cloudy apple juice
25g unsalted butter, softened
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 clementine or small orange
30ml golden rum
1 tbsp maple syrup
A little nutmeg

Heat the apple juice, butter and spices in a pan along with 50ml boiling water. Add a couple of strips of zest from the orange, along with its juice.

Once hot, take it off the hob and whisk in the rum and maple syrup. Serve in thick glasses or mugs with a grating of nutmeg.

Image: Issy Croker

Posted: 24.11.18 1 Comments


Posted by Alfred Kerry at 8:30 on the 01.01.21

Thanks for this delicious recipe ! Have made this 4 times in the past few weeks and everyone has loved it. But the liquid quantities are very low in the recipe – would definitely recommend increasing them. Just made this for two people and quadrupled the quantities which was perfect – filled two large mugs.

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